Camio supports two methods of billing:
- Partner creates a Stripe account connected to Camio.
- The end customer subscribes via credit card on the partner's domain (e.g. acme.com/account)
- The end customer specifies the number of streams subscribed.
- The charges are presented under the partner's brand (e.g. "ACME.com" appears on the credit card bill).
- The partner creates the subscription plans to offer (e.g. "ACME Plus Plan").
- The partner receives payments, manages refunds, and pays Stripe processing fees (~2.9% of charge).
- Camio collects an application_fee automatically upon the partner's receipt of payment.
- The partner subscribes via invoice from Camio (i.e. camio.com/account/#billing=send_invoice;email@example.com).
- The partner specifies the number of streams subscribed on behalf of each customer.
- The charges are presented only to the partner under Camio's brand.
- Camio creates the wholesale subscription plans for the partner based on partner's request.
- The partner is responsible for its own invoicing and payment collection for end customers.
- Camio receives payment from the partner at the beginning of each subscription period.
- Is all billing via credit card?
For #1 direct-to-end-customer, yes, all billing is via credit card unless the end customer applies for credit check required for invoice-based billing.
For #2 whole-sale-to-partner, credit card is required only for authorization check, since invoices are sent instead of charging the credit card.
- How do I know about new subscriptions?
For #1, Stripe provides you the option to receive email immediately upon subscription creation or you can review all subscriptions and payments anytime online with Stripe's own reporting tools.
- For partner invoices, how do I know when payment is due?
The email associated with the partner's master account will receive invoices, and each invoice includes the payment due date.
An example of #1 direct-to-end-customer invoice is this Ella receipt: